At the monthly award ceremony in the River Lee, Charlie O’Donovan of Leevale AC was awarded the Cork City Sports Athlete Of Month Award for June. Charlie received the award for winning the Junior 1500m at the 65th Cork City Sports in an outstanding time of 3:54:36. This time was inside the qualifying standard for European Youth Championships in Tbilisi and earned him selection for the team.
In Tbilisi, Charlie comfortably qualified for the final where he finished a very creditable 8th. Charlie is coached by Leevale AC’s Ken Nason (a sub 4 minute miler in his day).
Cork City Sports Chairman thanked the O’Donovan family for their support and which Charlie every success in his future athletics career. He also thanked the event sponsors, The River Lee, The Evening Echo, C013 & Cork’s 96FM and Leisureworld.
Interview with Charlie O'Donovan Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month June 2016 from Webmaster – Cork Athletics on Vimeo.
Wel done Charlie,the first of many I hope. No more “BIG” Ken Nason, “BIG” Charlie O D from now on.